Master in Informatics – Specialisation in Software Engineering

DURATION

2 years

ECTS

120

PLACES

20

REGIME

post-work

DEGREE

master

LANGUAGES

PT

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Advanced scientific and professional training in Software Engineering

  • Acquire and broaden skills in fundamental technologies in the software industry

  • Creating professionals that embrace projects and not jobs

The Master in Informatics - Specialisation in Software Engineering (MI-SSE) aims at a specialized training in the principles of modern software engineering, together with the tools, methods and techniques that support its application. The course offers students the opportunity to acquire and extend skills inherent to the technological advances that are indispensable in the software industry. Students will be able to plan, control, and conduct development activities of highly complex software systems using emerging technologies.

In addition to advanced scientific and professional training in Software Engineering, critical and creative thinking in relation to emerging technologies (Mobile Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Information Security, among others), entrepreneurship and sustainable development processes are also enhanced.

It is our mission to contribute so that the Software Engineering professional does not embrace jobs, but projects with flexibility, proactivity, search for new challenges and sustainable and lifelong learning, in short, to be a determined professional in his career!

In the 2nd year of the course, the acquired and developed skills will be complemented through the completion of a scientific profile dissertation, or a project or internship in a business context that will contribute to the resolution of problems/needs of a company.

Publication in Diário da República, 2nd Series - No. 115 - June 16, 2020 - Announcement No. 138/2020

MI-SSE allows students to acquire specialized technical skills and behavioral competencies, appropriate and necessary for a better professional performance in the current software industry.

The course has a faculty of mostly PhDs from leading universities, which introduces a dynamic and plurality of visions that enriches the training, as well as expert professionals with extensive experience in the software industry.

Throughout the two years the course, on the one hand, integrates a set of seminars in emerging areas led by prestigious professionals and professors from foreign universities and, on the other hand, allows students coming from 1st cycle courses to acquire technical and behavioral skills so sought after by the business sector.

As it is characteristic of the DCT courses, proximity teaching is offered, ensuring quality training and consequently success in the placement of master's students.

  • CDO (Chief Digital Officer);
  • Programmer;
  • Software Integrator;
  • Management of computer projects;
  • IT Consultant;

For specialization in Software Engineering students should have a set of skills:

  • Plan, control and conduct activities of development of highly complex software systems;
  • To know how to conceive technological solutions, in the resolution of complex organizational problems;
  • Diagnose and solve problems associated with the use of information technology and systems;
  • Know how to plan and manage the support infrastructure of technological services in organizations;
  • Ensure information security and support infrastructure;
  • Understand, manage and control the risks associated with IT;
  • Acquire critical spirit and reflective attitude;
  • Familiarize themselves with the R&D process, following the evolution of the area's knowledge body, and participating in its development.

This diploma confers the qualification in the Master of Informatics (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, Specialization in Informatics (60 ECTS).

The Master in Informatics - Specialisation in Software Engineering (MI-SSE) aims at a specialized training in the principles of modern software engineering, together with the tools, methods and techniques that support its application. The course offers students the opportunity to acquire and extend skills inherent to the technological advances that are indispensable in the software industry. Students will be able to plan, control, and conduct development activities of highly complex software systems using emerging technologies.

In addition to advanced scientific and professional training in Software Engineering, critical and creative thinking in relation to emerging technologies (Mobile Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Information Security, among others), entrepreneurship and sustainable development processes are also enhanced.

It is our mission to contribute so that the Software Engineering professional does not embrace jobs, but projects with flexibility, proactivity, search for new challenges and sustainable and lifelong learning, in short, to be a determined professional in his career!

In the 2nd year of the course, the acquired and developed skills will be complemented through the completion of a scientific profile dissertation, or a project or internship in a business context that will contribute to the resolution of problems/needs of a company.

 

Publication in Diário da República, 2nd Series - No. 115 - June 16, 2020 - Announcement No. 138/2020

MI-SSE allows students to acquire specialized technical skills and behavioral competencies, appropriate and necessary for a better professional performance in the current software industry.

The course has a faculty of mostly PhDs from leading universities, which introduces a dynamic and plurality of visions that enriches the training, as well as expert professionals with extensive experience in the software industry.

Throughout the two years the course, on the one hand, integrates a set of seminars in emerging areas led by prestigious professionals and professors from foreign universities and, on the other hand, allows students coming from 1st cycle courses to acquire technical and behavioral skills so sought after by the business sector.

As it is characteristic of the DCT courses, proximity teaching is offered, ensuring quality training and consequently success in the placement of master's students.

  • CDO (Chief Digital Officer);
  • Programmer;
  • Software Integrator;
  • Management of computer projects;
  • IT Consultant;

For specialization in Software Engineering students should have a set of skills:

  • Plan, control and conduct activities of development of highly complex software systems;
  • To know how to conceive technological solutions, in the resolution of complex organizational problems;
  • Diagnose and solve problems associated with the use of information technology and systems;
  • Know how to plan and manage the support infrastructure of technological services in organizations;
  • Ensure information security and support infrastructure;
  • Understand, manage and control the risks associated with IT;
  • Acquire critical spirit and reflective attitude;
  • Familiarize themselves with the R&D process, following the evolution of the area's knowledge body, and participating in its development.

This diploma confers the qualification in the Master of Informatics (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, Specialization in Informatics (60 ECTS).

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or internship report or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or internship report or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or internship report or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or internship report or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Areas Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
IT
Information Technology
6,5
9
IS
Information Systems
96,5
3
FA
Free Area
5

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Innovation Management
2.5 IS + 2.5 IT
5
Management and Evaluation of IS/IT Projects
3 IS + 3 IT
6
Seminar
1 IS + 1 IT
2
Advanced Modeling Techniques
IS
5
Option 1
IT
6
Option 2
3 IS + 3 IT
6
2nd Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Organizational Strategy and Information Systems
IS
6
Business Processes Management
IS
6
IS Governance
IS
6
Integrated Management Solution
IS
7
Option
FA
5

2nd year

Annual Scientific Areas ECTS
OP - Dissertation
SI
60
OP - Internship
SI
60
OP - Project
SI
60

Note: The optional UCs available will be defined annually by the Department Director.

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or internship report or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or internship report or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or internship report or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or internship report or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Areas Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
IT
Information Technology
6,5
9
IS
Information Systems
96,5
3
FA
Free Area
5

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Innovation Management
2.5 IS + 2.5 IT
5
Management and Evaluation of IS/IT Projects
3 IS + 3 IT
6
Seminar
1 IS + 1 IT
2
Advanced Modeling Techniques
IS
5
Option 1
IT
6
Option 2
3 IS + 3 IT
6
2nd Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Organizational Strategy and Information Systems
IS
6
Business Processes Management
IS
6
IS Governance
IS
6
Integrated Management Solution
IS
7
Option
FA
5

2nd year

Annual Scientific Areas ECTS
OP - Dissertation
SI
60
OP - Internship
SI
60
OP - Project
SI
60

Note: The optional UCs available will be defined annually by the Department Director.

Maria João Ferreira

Coordinator of the Master in Informatics

DST/ Department of Science and Technology

Master in Informatics:
Specialisation in Software Engineering
(mest.informatica@upt.pt)

Maria João Ferreira

Coordinator of the Master in Informatics

DST/ Department of Science and Technology

Master in Informatics:
Specialisation in Software Engineering
(mest.informatica@upt.pt)

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

According to the stipulations of Article 12 of the Regulation of the cycle of studies leading to the degree of Master of the UPT, may apply to the Master of Informatics of the UPT:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree or legal equivalent;
  2. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st study cycle organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that adheres to this Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as fulfilling the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the statutorily competent scientific body of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the statutorily competent scientific body of the higher education institution to which they wish to be admitted.

The seriation criteria are defined in the course regulations.

Candidates for access to the 2nd study cycle in Informatics are ranked on the basis of merit according to the weighted average, as per Annex II, of the Regulatory Norms for the 2nd study cycle in Informatics.

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
8th November
17th November
Display of results
Until 23rd November
Claims
23rd November
24th November
Registrations and Enrolments
24th November
30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Scientific Council of the Universidade Portucalense;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of the University of Portucalense as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • identification document
  • passport-type photo
  • documents proving academic qualifications (notarized photocopies)
  • updated CV

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
8th November
17th November
Display of results
Until 23rd November
Claims
23rd November
24th November
Registrations and Enrolments
24th November
30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Scientific Council of the Universidade Portucalense;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of the University of Portucalense as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • identification document
  • passport-type photo
  • documents proving academic qualifications (notarized photocopies)
  • updated CV

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

According to the stipulations of Article 12 of the Regulation of the cycle of studies leading to the degree of Master of the UPT, may apply to the Master of Informatics of the UPT:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree or legal equivalent;
  2. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st study cycle organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that adheres to this Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as fulfilling the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the statutorily competent scientific body of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the statutorily competent scientific body of the higher education institution to which they wish to be admitted.

The seriation criteria are defined in the course regulations.

Candidates for access to the 2nd study cycle in Informatics are ranked on the basis of merit according to the weighted average, as per Annex II, of the Regulatory Norms for the 2nd study cycle in Informatics.

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
8th November
17th November
Display of results
Until 23rd November
Claims
23rd November
24th November
Registrations and Enrolments
24th November
30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Scientific Council of the Universidade Portucalense;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of the University of Portucalense as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • identification document
  • passport-type photo
  • documents proving academic qualifications (notarized photocopies)
  • updated CV

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
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2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Scientific Council of the Universidade Portucalense;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of the University of Portucalense as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • identification document
  • passport-type photo
  • documents proving academic qualifications (notarized photocopies)
  • updated CV

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

DURATION

2 years

ECTS

180

PLACES

20

REGIME

Post-work

DEGREE

master

LANGUAGES

PT

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Advanced scientific and professional training in Software Engineering
  • Acquire and broaden skills in fundamental technologies in the software industry
  • Creating professionals that embrace projects and not jobs

The Master in Informatics - Specialisation in Software Engineering (MI-SSE) aims at a specialized training in the principles of modern software engineering, together with the tools, methods and techniques that support its application. The course offers students the opportunity to acquire and extend skills inherent to the technological advances that are indispensable in the software industry. Students will be able to plan, control, and conduct development activities of highly complex software systems using emerging technologies.

In addition to advanced scientific and professional training in Software Engineering, critical and creative thinking in relation to emerging technologies (Mobile Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Information Security, among others), entrepreneurship and sustainable development processes are also enhanced.

It is our mission to contribute so that the Software Engineering professional does not embrace jobs, but projects with flexibility, proactivity, search for new challenges and sustainable and lifelong learning, in short, to be a determined professional in his career!

In the 2nd year of the course, the acquired and developed skills will be complemented through the completion of a scientific profile dissertation, or a project or internship in a business context that will contribute to the resolution of problems/needs of a company.

Publication in Diário da República, 2nd Series - No. 115 - June 16, 2020 - Announcement No. 138/2020

MI-SSE allows students to acquire specialized technical skills and behavioral competencies, appropriate and necessary for a better professional performance in the current software industry.

The course has a faculty of mostly PhDs from leading universities, which introduces a dynamic and plurality of visions that enriches the training, as well as expert professionals with extensive experience in the software industry.

Throughout the two years the course, on the one hand, integrates a set of seminars in emerging areas led by prestigious professionals and professors from foreign universities and, on the other hand, allows students coming from 1st cycle courses to acquire technical and behavioral skills so sought after by the business sector.

As it is characteristic of the DCT courses, proximity teaching is offered, ensuring quality training and consequently success in the placement of master's students.

  • CDO (Chief Digital Officer);
  • Programmer;
  • Software Integrator;
  • Management of computer projects;
  • IT Consultant;

For specialization in Software Engineering students should have a set of skills:

  • Plan, control and conduct activities of development of highly complex software systems;
  • To know how to conceive technological solutions, in the resolution of complex organizational problems;
  • Diagnose and solve problems associated with the use of information technology and systems;
  • Know how to plan and manage the support infrastructure of technological services in organizations;
  • Ensure information security and support infrastructure;
  • Understand, manage and control the risks associated with IT;
  • Acquire critical spirit and reflective attitude;
  • Familiarize themselves with the R&D process, following the evolution of the area's knowledge body, and participating in its development.

This diploma confers the qualification in the Master of Informatics (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, Specialization in Informatics (60 ECTS).

The Master in Informatics - Specialisation in Software Engineering (MI-SSE) aims at a specialized training in the principles of modern software engineering, together with the tools, methods and techniques that support its application. The course offers students the opportunity to acquire and extend skills inherent to the technological advances that are indispensable in the software industry. Students will be able to plan, control, and conduct development activities of highly complex software systems using emerging technologies.

In addition to advanced scientific and professional training in Software Engineering, critical and creative thinking in relation to emerging technologies (Mobile Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Information Security, among others), entrepreneurship and sustainable development processes are also enhanced.

It is our mission to contribute so that the Software Engineering professional does not embrace jobs, but projects with flexibility, proactivity, search for new challenges and sustainable and lifelong learning, in short, to be a determined professional in his career!

In the 2nd year of the course, the acquired and developed skills will be complemented through the completion of a scientific profile dissertation, or a project or internship in a business context that will contribute to the resolution of problems/needs of a company.

 

Publication in Diário da República, 2nd Series - No. 115 - June 16, 2020 - Announcement No. 138/2020

MI-SSE allows students to acquire specialized technical skills and behavioral competencies, appropriate and necessary for a better professional performance in the current software industry.

The course has a faculty of mostly PhDs from leading universities, which introduces a dynamic and plurality of visions that enriches the training, as well as expert professionals with extensive experience in the software industry.

Throughout the two years the course, on the one hand, integrates a set of seminars in emerging areas led by prestigious professionals and professors from foreign universities and, on the other hand, allows students coming from 1st cycle courses to acquire technical and behavioral skills so sought after by the business sector.

As it is characteristic of the DCT courses, proximity teaching is offered, ensuring quality training and consequently success in the placement of master's students.

  • CDO (Chief Digital Officer);
  • Programmer;
  • Software Integrator;
  • Management of computer projects;
  • IT Consultant;

For specialization in Software Engineering students should have a set of skills:

  • Plan, control and conduct activities of development of highly complex software systems;
  • To know how to conceive technological solutions, in the resolution of complex organizational problems;
  • Diagnose and solve problems associated with the use of information technology and systems;
  • Know how to plan and manage the support infrastructure of technological services in organizations;
  • Ensure information security and support infrastructure;
  • Understand, manage and control the risks associated with IT;
  • Acquire critical spirit and reflective attitude;
  • Familiarize themselves with the R&D process, following the evolution of the area's knowledge body, and participating in its development.

This diploma confers the qualification in the Master of Informatics (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, Specialization in Informatics (60 ECTS).

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or internship report or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or internship report or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or internship report or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or internship report or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Areas Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
IT
Information Technology
91,5
9
IS
Information Systems
11,5
3
FA
Free Area
5

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Innovation Management
2.5 IS + 2.5 IT
5
Management and Evaluation of IS/IT Projects
3 IS + 3 IT
6
Seminar
1IS + 1 IT
2
Advanced Modelling Techniques
IS
5
OP - Data Management
IT
6
OP - Emerging Technologies
3 IS + 3 IT
6
2nd Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Applications in Ubiquitous Computing
IT
6
Software Development
IT
7
Distributed Artificial Intelligence
IT
6
Security in Software Engineering
IT
6
OP - Human Machine Interaction
FA
5

2nd year

Annual Scientific Areas ECTS
OP - Dissertation
IT
60
OP - Internship
IT
60
OP - Project
IT
60

Note: The optional UCs available will be defined annually by the Department Director.

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or internship report or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or internship report or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or internship report or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or internship report or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Areas Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
IT
Information Technology
91,5
9
IS
Information Systems
11,5
3
FA
Free Area
5

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Innovation Management
2.5 IS + 2.5 IT
5
Management and Evaluation of IS/IT Projects
3 IS + 3 IT
6
Seminar
1IS + 1 IT
2
Advanced Modelling Techniques
IS
5
OP - Data Management
IT
6
OP - Emerging Technologies
3 IS + 3 IT
6
2nd Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Applications in Ubiquitous Computing
IT
6
Software Development
IT
7
Distributed Artificial Intelligence
IT
6
Security in Software Engineering
IT